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Helpful Resources

This list of websites includes organizations working to promote the safe use of technology.

Beehive Guide to Internet Safety
The website is separated into the areas of: Family Safety, Identity Safety and Computer Safety. Each section is a media-rich, easy-to-access module that includes videos of real-life stories, easy computer demos on security settings and simple definitions for technology jargon.

Connect Safely 
ConnectSafely is for parents, teens, educators, advocates - everyone engaged in and interested in the impact of the social Web. This site provides resources for learning about safe, civil use of Web 2.0 together.

Center for Democracy and Technology
The Center for Democracy and Technology works to promote democratic values and constitutional liberties in the digital age. With expertise in law, technology, and policy, CDT seeks practical solutions to enhance free expression and privacy in global communications technologies. CDT is dedicated to building consensus among all parties interested in the future of the Internet and other new communications media.

Electronic Privacy Information Center 
EPIC is a public interest research center in Washington, D.C. It was established in 1994 to focus public attention on emerging civil liberties issues and to protect privacy, the First Amendment, and constitutional values.

Enough is Enough
EIE is a non-profit organization whose mission is to make the Internet safer for children and families, having pioneered efforts to confront online pornography, child pornography, child stalking, sexual predation, and other forms of online victimization.

Gender IT 
GenderIT.org is the result of months of researching, classifying, interpreting and monitoring ICT policies which affect women around the world, but specifically in four regions – Africa, Asia-Pacific, Central Eastern Europe and Latin America.

GetNetWise 
A public service sponsored by internet industry corporations and public interest organizations to help ensure that internet users have safe, constructive, and educational or entertaining online experiences.

iKeepSafe 
The Internet Keep Safe Coalition (iKeepSafe), established in 2005, is a nonprofit international alliance of more than 100 policy leaders, educators, law enforcement members, technology experts, public health experts and advocates. Educational materials, including worksheets and tests, are available for parents, educators, communities, and youth.

International Center for Disability Resources on the Internet 
The International Center for Disability Resources on the Internet (ICDRI) works toward the equalization of opportunities for persons with disabilities. As an internationally recognized public policy center organized by and for people with disabilities, ICDRI seeks to increase opportunities for people with disabilities by identifying barriers to participation in society and promoting best practices and universal design for the global community.

i-SAFE Inc 
i-SAFE Inc. is the worldwide leader in the Internet safety education. Founded in 1998 and endorsed by the U.S. Congress, i-SAFE is a non-profit foundation dedicated to protecting the online experiences of youth everywhere. i-SAFE incorporates classroom curriculum with dynamic community outreach to empower students, teachers, parents, law enforcement, and concerned adults to make the Internet a safer place.

Microsoft Safety & Security Center
This site provides resources related to computer security, digital privacy, and online safety. Includes a section on family safety.

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children 
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children offers information on keeping kids safe online, NetSmartz educational tools, and a cyber tipline.

National Cyber Security Alliance (StaySafeOnline.org)
The National Cyber Security Alliance provides tools and resources to empower home users, small businesses, and schools, colleges, and universities to stay safe online.

Net Family News 
A nonprofit public service providing a forum and "kid-tech news" for parents and educators in more than 50 countries. The forum is 24/7; news is weekly via email and podcast and daily via blog and RSS feed. Featuring the Net Family Newsletter, the journal-of-record on tech and digital media where children are concerned (since 1997) - distributed in partnership with SafeKids.com and London-based Childnet International.

OnGuard Online
The Federal Trade Commission bureau of consumer protection offers information on internet safety.

Pew Internet & American Life Project
The Pew Internet & American Life Project produces reports that explore the impact of the Internet on families, communities, work and home, daily life, education, health care, and civic and political life. The Project aims to be an authoritative source on the evolution of the Internet through collection of data and analysis of real-world developments as they affect the virtual world.

Polaris Project
Polaris Project is one of the leading organizations in the global fight against human trafficking and modern-day slavery. TheirNational Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) is a national, toll-free hotline, available to answer calls from anywhere in the country, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year.

Privacy Rights Clearinghouse 
The Privacy Rights Clearinghouse (PRC) is a nonprofit consumer organization with a two-part mission -- consumer information and consumer advocacy. It is primarily grant-supported and serves individuals nationwide, offering information for parents on children's privacy and safety on the Internet.

Stalking Resource Center
The mission of the Stalking Resource Center, a program of the National Center for Victims of Crime, is to enhance the ability of professionals, organizations, and systems to effectively respond to stalking. They offer a great deal of resources on The Use of Technology to Stalk.

SafetyEd International 
SafetyEd International is a non-profit organization founded in 1998 and dedicated to Internet safety education, child advocacy and child protection.

Tech Safety Videos from SafetyNet Australia
This YouTube playlist provides collection of videos that are useful for learning about technology safety.

TechTerms.com
The Tech Terms Computer Dictionary is a free online dictionary of computer and technology terms. The goal of TechTerms.com is to explain computer terms, rather than simply define them. Therefore, the definitions are written in a way that is easy to understand and often include helpful examples.

Webopedia
Webopedia is an online dictionary and search engine for computer and Internet technology definitions.

Wired Safety
Wired Safety is an Internet safety and help group that provides education, assistance, and awareness on all aspects of cybercrime and abuse, privacy, security, and responsible technology use.

WomensLaw.org
WomensLaw providing legal information and online support to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. They have a section on their website dedicated to Internet Security.

Working to Halt Abuse Online 
WHO@ is a volunteer organization founded in 1997 to fight online harassment through education of the general public, education of law enforcement personnel, and empowerment of victims. We've also formulated voluntary policies which we encourage online communities to adopt in order to create safe and welcoming environments for all internet users.